Time: about 15 minutes. Black pepper and rosemary make bacon (already a perfect food) even better. This recipe is an adaptation of one in Tyler's Ultimate (Clarkson Potter, 2006; $35), and is one of the toppings chef Tyler Florence puts on his Ultimate Burgers.
1/2 pound thinly sliced bacon
1 large sprig rosemary
About 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°. Scatter bacon slices on a baking sheet so that they lie curled on their sides. Strip leaves from rosemary sprig and scatter over bacon, along with lots of pepper.
Roast bacon until crisp, about 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.